Desert Island Mash Up Cartoon by John Freeman

Creating Comics: Cartoon Cliches Exposed

Beano comic creator Nigel Auchterlounie has pointed me in the direction of an edition of New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff‘s “Cartoon Lounge” podcast entitled “Trop de Tropes“, webcast last year, in which he looks at the history of the cliché in cartooning. Enthusing about some, such as desert island gags (which first appeared inContinue reading Creating Comics: Cartoon Cliches Exposed

Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp gets home city exhibition in Derby

Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year. Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman forContinue reading Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp gets home city exhibition in Derby

Nick Abadzis talks Doctor Who for latest Panel to Panel podcast

Episode 72 of of Jeremy Bement‘s Doctor Who: Panel to Panel is up and features an interview with writer-artist Nick Abadzis. Nick, whose many credits also include Laika and Cora’s Breakfast, has been writing the adventures of the Tenth Doctor since his first appearance in Doctor Who Magazine and now he joins Jeremy for an in-depthContinue reading Nick Abadzis talks Doctor Who for latest Panel to Panel podcast

Utopia/ Valhalla Issue One

Utopia/Valhalla, rare comics fanzine featuring early work by teenage Alan Moore offered for £2700

Over on eBay, there’s an auction running for a comics fanzine published in 1970 – Utopia/Valhalla Issue One – with a starting bid of over £2700. Before anyone starts scrabbling in their attics for fading issues of Comic Media News, Solar Wind or Fantasy Advertiser thinking to strike gold while the world’s gone mad, youContinue reading Utopia/Valhalla, rare comics fanzine featuring early work by teenage Alan Moore offered for £2700